Unfallbericht:MEA Flight 419 was hijacked about thirty minutes after takeoff from Abu Dhabi. A man entered the cockpit carrying a bottle wrapped in paper which he claimed to be a molotov cocktail. The Lebanese man had been refused a visa to enter Abu Dhabi. He wanted to be flown back to Abu Dhabi, but the pilot convinced him he only had enough fuel to reach Beirut. After hours of negotiations all passengers were released and the hijacked surrendered.
|Datum:||21 JUL 1984|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Middle East Airlines - MEA|
|Kennzeichen:|| registration unknown|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 9|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 138|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 147 |
|Sachschaden:|| nicht beschädigt|
|Unfallort:||Beirut International Airport (BEY) (Libanon)
|Flugphase:|| Während des Fluges (ENR)|
|Flug von:||Abu Dhabi-Bateen Airport (AZI/OMAD), Vereinigte Arabische Emirate|
|Flug nach:||Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Libanon|
» The Courier - Jul 22, 1984
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Abu Dhabi-Bateen Airport to Beirut International Airport as the crow flies is 2100 km (1312 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.